In the world of cinema, one person’s favorite character can be another’s worst nightmare. From Derek Zoolander’s horrible “accent” to American Pie’s Steve Stifler, who only seems to have one thing on his mind at all times, we’ve had the unfortunate pleasure of being introduced to some pretty annoying big-screen characters.
It’s worse when one of those annoying characters happens to be the face of the franchise. Alongside emo Anakin Skywalker, insert the sparkly vampire known as Edward Cullen here. Heads up, you may have purposely forgotten about some of these characters, but it’s time to take a stroll down annoying-character lane with these gems.
Jim Carrey’s Riddler Was More Like Ace Ventura On Speed
It’s unfortunate because Jim Carrey could have brought something new and unique to the Batman franchise. Instead, his turn at the Riddler was over the top, even for Carrey. Tack on the horrid orange wig and awful dialogue that he spews at the top of lungs for no apparent reason, and you have one of the more annoying characters to come out of Gotham.
But let’s go back to the orange hair for a second. Is it actually a wig? Or did the makeup artists decided to take a few hundred bottles of orange spray paint and go to town? Not knowing makes the character that much more annoying.
Austin Powers Should Have Stayed In The First Movie
The Austin Powers franchise was wildly popular in the 90s, that is, until the third installment Goldmember came around. By the time of the third film graced theaters, the charisma that made the character of Austin Powers so fun had worn off in a huge way.
Not only did the film have Powers recycle a bunch of old jokes, but they also felt forced and ended up falling flat. With a character like Powers, it’s crucial to switch up the jokes, or else he’s just another crass character that no one can stand listening to for a few hours.
The Ewoks Might Be Cute But They’re Beyond Annoying
In this slide, we’re going to explain how the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi are cute but annoying and make no sense. First off, George Lucas definitely added the pint-size bear creatures to entertain children and raise toy sales. They were also supposed to be quick learners of advanced technology, and yet they use rocks and spears as weapons because why not?
Also, Ewoks somehow manage to defeat the Storm Troopers from taking over their planet using their woodland weapons. We never thought we’d say this, but we were kind of rooting for the Storm Troopers during that final battle scene. And that concludes our Ewok annoyance rant.
Did Anyone Else Want To Slap Derek Zoolander?
Ben Stiller’s Derek Zoolander is hands down one of the more annoying characters in cinematic history. Between his spiky hair and ridiculous accent that screamed, “I’m a stereotypical dumb model,” the character was so extra that about halfway through the movie, the role became cringe-worthy.
It didn’t help that in the years following the film, everyone who had a basic understanding of the English language was spewing out Zoolander quotes every other sentence. If we never have to hear the term “blue steel” for the rest of our lives, we’d honestly be okay.
Tim And Lex Murphy Had Us Shaking Our Heads
We’re killing two birds with one stone here. Tim and Lex Murphy from Jurassic Park are the brother and sister dynamic duo that almost get themselves killed every time they come on screen. And why did they almost die, you ask? Because they refused to listen to the adults who were giving them instructions on how to stay alive!
Sure, Lex can hack into complex computer systems as a pre-teen, but she doesn’t have the common sense to close the door to the kitchen while velociraptors are chasing her and her brother. Insert mega eye-roll here.
Juno Was Just An Unrealistic Character
While Ellen Page is an awesome actress, her character Juno was annoying, way too scripted, and overall unrealistic. Sure, the snarky quips and comebacks were fun for the first 20 minutes of the movie, but soon it felt way too forced and unnatural.
Obviously, that is nothing on Ellen Page’s talent but on the screenwriter who was trying a touch too hard to be relatable and “down with the kids.” For a film that was trying its hardest to be understanding to teens in the same situation, Juno was nothing but carefully manicured and cartoonish.
Peter Banning Was The Peter Pan No One Asked For
The story of Peter Pan growing up and going back to Neverland to fight Dustin Hoffman’s Captain Hook is both genius and bizarre. It would have made for a fine movie had it not been for the character of Peter whining throughout the majority of the film.
At almost a 2.5 hour long mark, it takes forever for Peter Banning to actually get his mojo back and turn into Peter Pan. We literally see him fly for the last 15 to 20 minutes of the movie. All we’re left with at the end of the film is Robin Williams sporting green tights.
Steve Stifler Was That High School Jock Everyone Secretly Hated
Take that one guy from your high school who was a super jock, place him in a frat house during college, hand him a bunch of adult beverages, and amplify his annoying personality by 20. You now have Steve Stifler from the American Pie series. He was over the top annoying, and you couldn’t help but sigh each time he came on to the screen.
We can’t even fault Seann William Scott for his portrayal of the character because he did everything so perfectly. It’s just that we can only take so much obnoxious partying and womanizing before we want to throw our TV out the window.
Anakin Skywalker Went From The Chosen One To Emo
It’s amazing how the creators of Star Wars were able to take the galaxy’s biggest badass and turn him into nothing more than an emo kid who whines every time he opens his mouth. Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones is hands down one of the more annoying characters in the entire saga. And that’s saying something, considering Jar Jar Binks is a thing.
Whether he’s attempting to look menacing while turning over to the dark side or having the creepiest romance known to human and alien kind with Padame, Hayden Christensen found every way to get under our skin as non-evil Darth Vadar.
Jar Jar Binks Is A Character That Shouldn’t Have Happened
Not only is Jar Jar one of the most annoying characters within the Star Wars universe, he very well might be the most annoying character ever to grace the big screen. Did fans of the series do something to upset George Lucas?
Because that is the only reason we can think of as to why he would make us listen to that ridiculous voice for three movies straight. The character seemed like a cruel joke when we first meet him in the forest, but his presence in the rest of the film became all too real all too quickly.
Peeta Is An Annoying Liability In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Cute boy-next-door look aside, Peeta was beyond an annoying liability in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. First off, Katniss can handle herself in the arena, so volunteering was a dumb move. Secondly, he goes and zaps himself on a force field within ten minutes of the opening buzzer. Not to mention he gets severely gassed, keeps falling over, and has to be saved from mutant monkeys.
He also fails to look after BeeTee for the five seconds Katniss is off doing something else. It was literally one job, Peeta. You can’t even be entrusted with one job. Oh, and then he goes and gets captured by the capitol. Awesome.
Bella Swan In TheTwilight Saga…Enough Said
Kristen Stewart brought the mopey teen Bella Swan irritatingly to life on the big screen for each and every Twilight movie. What’s funny is that the character is so annoying because she has nothing to be mopey about! She’s beautiful, adored by the hottest guy in school, who, mind you, also happens to be a vampire.
Cheer up, buttercup, you’re about to become immortal with the love of your life. But that little tidbit brings us to the next eye roll when it comes to this character. You’re a teenager! Enjoy being a teenager and stop getting tied into immortal wars!
Edward Cullen, The Sparkly Vamp From TheTwilight Saga
If the Twilight saga got anything right, it was the consistent annoying characters that we had to deal with for five movies. We’re honestly not sure where to start with Bella’s other half, Edward Cullen. He was beyond moody, couldn’t pick an accent, and to say he was a bit of a creeper would be putting it mildly.
But we would have to say that the most annoying part of this character, aside from his sparkly nature, is how he treats Bella. He isn’t able to make up his mind about their relationship. You either want to be with her or not, man!
Knockoff Bella Swan: Anastasia Steele From The Fifty Shades Trilogy
Considering Fifty Shades of Grey was born of Twilight fan fiction, it’s no surprise that the main character, Anastasia Steele, is an annoying character. Ms. Steele pretty much has zero backbone throughout the entire trilogy. She does anything Christian Grey tells her, including what she’s able to eat and when she is supposed to exercise. Gross.
Their relationship makes any normal person roll their eyes and yell at Anastasia to stick up for herself and leave Christian and his penthouse suite. So, thank you, Bella Swan fan fiction, for giving us a similar character to loath.
Johnny Storm Though He Was James Bond In The Fantastic 4
Although the recent installment of The Fantastic 4 was a complete flop, at least Michael B. Jordan’s portrayal of Johnny Storm didn’t make us cringe. Unfortunately, before his Captain America Days, Chris Evans had the horrible pleasure of playing “suave” Johnny Storm.
And when we say suave, we mean horrible frat-boy-esque pick-up lines that should never have been allowed in a script. It seems as though nobody told Johnny Storm that he is no James Bond. The Evans-era Storm left us not caring if the character survived the gang’s latest villain. That might sound harsh, but after two movies, it’s hard to care.
Elizabeth Swann Couldn’t Pick A Personality In The Pirates Of The Caribbean
Take a whiny, aristocratic, spoiled girl, and you have Elizabeth Swann of The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. Not only was the character of Ms. Swann outwardly annoying, but she was also a non-believable heroin. What started as a damsel in distress routine quickly turned into an “I am now the captain of the Singaporian Pirates” phase. How we got from A to B is still a mystery.
And to finish off the character’s annoying nature, there was some unresolved will-they wont-they situation with a certain Captain Jack Sparrow. Get it together, girl! Why would you want a dirty pirate when you have a handsome blacksmith? Ugh!
Prince Hans Singing About Sandwiches In Frozen
As far as annoying Disney characters go, Prince Hans from Frozen is one of the worst, bringing the term “brat” to a whole new level. Can we also talk about how the Prince somehow swoons Ana? In their duet, Hans literally lists off some of his personality traits as liking sandwiches and opening windows. Does anyone else see a red flag there, or is that just us?
He’s also not a very believable villain. He’s smug, utterly useless, and he has some awful sideburns. Okay, so that last thing doesn’t make or break a villain, but it doesn’t help with his already annoying personality.
Katniss Everdeen Was Just Another Annoying Teenager
We’re confused as to how anyone thought Katniss Everdeen was a good choice to be the face of the rebellion. Yes, she’s good with a bow, but she was always scowling, yelling, or just in a state of complete confusion. Not to mention she was playing to both Gale and Peeta’s emotions. Rule number one in a small community: Katniss, don’t pull on your friends’ heartstrings.
Katniss also flip-flopped her morals throughout the entire franchise. How does one go through the Hunger Games first hand and then vote to have the capitol games? It was very out of character for her and just made the audience confused.
Eddie Brock In Spider-Man 3 Left Us Hating Venom
While Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker could be annoying at times, it was nothing compared to Spider-Man 3‘s Eddie Brock. The portrayal of one of Spiderman and Parker’s biggest foe is sleazy, selfish, and very sadistic.
It wasn’t bad enough that he photoshops a Spidey picture to take Peter’s job, he then has to go and sacrifice his life for an alien suit he’s worn for three minutes. We understand that Venom is a sarcastic villain, but this character was taking the personality trait a bit too far. “Never wound what you can’t kill.” Yea, okay, Venom-Brock.
Draco Malfoy Being A Cowardice Bully In All Of The Harry Potter Movies
Although we do love a bleach blonde brooding teen as much as the next person, Draco Malfoy was the worst type of character. He was a bully to the highest degree, showing his cowardice while shouting “Potter!” throughout eight long movies. Not to mention he’s useless without teachers around. Who get’s into fights and then says, “wait until my father hears about this!” Lame.
Even during his hardcore ploy to kill Dumbledore, Malfoy does nothing more than chicken out, stomp his feet, and cry a bit more. To say the character annoyed us from his first line in the Sorcerors Stone would be an understatement.
Little Nicky Has A Special Place In Hell (Oh, Wait, That’s Literally His Home)
If you don’t know the film Little Nicky, let us break it down for you. Adam Sandler stars as a head-banging, metal music-loving, half-angel half-devil. Yes, you heard that right. His father is the ruler of the underworld while his mother is an angel. When his bullying brothers decide to threaten the rule over Hades, Nicky steps in (and whines the entire time).
Yes, weird premise to begin with, but that plot isn’t what makes Nicky annoying. The issue lies in the emo-wannabe character with a horrible accent. Thankfully, there is a dog in the film, so that helps outweigh Nicky’s annoying traits.
We Have Yet To Meet Someone Who Didn’t Find Umbridge To Be Annoying
Aside from Draco Malfoy, Professor Umbridge is up there when it comes to annoying bad guys in the Harry Potter movies. We can start with the cat obsession and go all the way to how she made up those ridiculous school rules. Oh, and who can forget her high-pitched Minnie Mouse voice that sounded like nails on a chalkboard?
Every time she comes on screen, it’s hard not to fast forward. Also, can someone explain to us how she got away with that enchanted quill for some time? Sorry, professor, but we must not tell lies. The truth is that you are obnoxious.
Buzz McAllister Was The WORST Big Brother
Buzz McAllister from Home Alone is the epitome of a bully that is mean just because he is bigger than the other guy. Meaning, he is the worst and there was no point for him to even be in the movie aside from his pet tarantula spider. Can we also say that he just looks like someone who would have a giant fuzzy spider as a pet?
Regardless of the spider, Kevin would have figured something else out, considering he rigged the entire house. Buzz, if you were left home alone, we wouldn’t even bother to watch how you figured out how to get rid of the bad guys.
We’re Making A New Team: Team Jacob Black Was So Whiny
Since Jacob Black was hardly in the first Twilight movie, let’s skip to the other four that he moped around in. We get it, dude, the girl you’re madly in love with at the age of 16 doesn’t have the same feelings. And to put a cherry on the top of that sad sundae, she’s in love with the mortal enemy of your entire species.
It’s hard to believe, but Jacob may be more annoying than Bella and Edward combined. Tack on the weird imprinting thing with a baby and the fact that he never wears a shirt, and you have one of the most eye-roll worthy characters out there.
Veruca Salt Was Beyond Salty In Willy Wonka
We’re going with the 1971 Veruca Salt because nothing trumps this bratty girl. She’s bratty, needy, and every time she said, “I want it,” we wanted to throw our VHS away. To say she was an annoying little kid would be an understatement. And the fact that she was an entitled, needy kid made it 1,000 times worse.
Willy Wonka says it best, though, “she was a bad egg.” There was no good quality about the character except that she had a cute little red dress. Hopefully, she found her way out of that garbage chute, but we don’t care.
If Rachel Ferrier Stopped Screaming Maybe She Wouldn’t Be As Annoying
Okay, we get it. If the world was being attacked by gigantic tripods, we’d probably be screaming our heads off, too. But the fact is that every time Rachel Ferrier was on screen during War of the Worlds, she was screaming at the top of her lungs. Honestly, kid, when your dad tells you to be quiet and stay hidden, you do it.
Halfway through the movie, we’re honestly surprised that Tom Cruise’s character doesn’t just give up on getting her to be quiet and leave her to fend for herself. Trust us, this has nothing to do with little Dakota Fanning and everything to do with the character she plays.
Uncle Rico And How He Talks About High School
Any grown man who still talks about their glory days in high school is always going to be annoying. Especially when he says things like, “How much you wanna bet I could throw a football over them mountains?” If you’re going to brag about how far you can throw a football, two things: first, use proper grammar, and two, make it realistic.
If you throw in the way he talks to his nephews, and you have a whole new level of annoying character that we want nothing to do with. Granted, the entirety of Napoleon Dynamite is full of annoying characters, so we can’t just call out Uncle Rico.
The Lead In Napoleon Dynamite
Considering how completely random the entire movie is, it’s no surprise that the title character is annoying. He lies to his brother about his popularity (he has none), and he says the oddest things to people his own age.
We loathed when the character opened his mouth. And then we had to deal with everyone saying lines from the movie for years to come! Maybe if he just kept his mouth shut for the entire film and only danced, we wouldn’t think he was the super annoying character that he is. Alas, here we are, complimenting people on their sleeves.
We Wanted To Drag Ricky Bobby To School
We understand that the character of Ricky Bobby was meant to be an uneducated stereotypical southern race car driver, but that doesn’t make the character any less annoying. Just the fact that he thought he was on fire when there were zero flames had us pulling our hair out.
Don’t even get us started on the whole basketball in a wheelchair scene. And if we hear “shake ’em and bake ’em” ever again, it will be too soon, along with his catchphrase, “I want to go fast.” Honestly, could the character find nothing intelligent to say?
Frodo Baggins Complained The Entire Way To Mordor
Before we start, we want to say that The Lord of the Rings trilogy is amazing. It’s just that Frodo Baggins knew what he was getting into and still complained the entire way to Mordor. Come on, little hobbit friend; you told your uncle, friends, and even Gandolf that you wanted to go on an adventure.
Well, you’re on an adventure, and the entire population of Middle Earth depends on your success. That’s the kind of motivation that makes you not whine and start sprinting toward Mount Doom! At least he wound up getting there in time for his friends not to be annihilated by the enemy. Silver lining.
Amber Von Tussle Is As Annoying As Her Name
Hairspray‘s Amber Von Tussle is your stereotypical blonde high school mean girl. She’s dating the best-looking guy in school and makes fun of anyone who isn’t a size two dress. Being that big of a stereotype makes it hard not to find the character annoying.
Not to mention the amount of hairspray that she has in her hair is enough to cause a hole in the ozone layer. She also pouts when she doesn’t win “Ms. Hairspray.” No non-annoying character pouts when they don’t get something they want. Sigh. We can just hope that the character doesn’t grow up to be as awful as her mother.
Velma Von Tussle Is Literally The Worst
Where oh where to start with the annoying Hairspray character that is Velma Von Tussle. How about how she knows she’s a good-looking older lady and uses that to her advantage. Or how she uses her daughter to relive her glory days as Ms. Hairspray, going as far as stuffing the voting boxes. Classy move.
All in all, this character is obnoxious, cruel, and shouldn’t have been a thing, but we guess you have to have an evil villain for cinematic purposes. At least she got what was coming to her, getting fired and outed for cheating.
Effie Trinket Is Way Too Much ‘Nice’
The Hunger Games‘ Effie Trinket definitely means well, but that doesn’t mean her personality is anything but annoying. She’s on 100 percent of the time all the time; we don’t think she has an off switch. Throw that personality trait on top of her crazy wardrobe choices, and you have someone who is the human form of cotton candy.
The fact that she winds up in District 13 after Katniss is rescued from the arena and is complaining about wardrobe choices and missing her wigs just makes us want to shake her. You’re in the middle of a war, lady, suck it up!
Troy Bolton, The Epitome Of Teenage Drama
Yes, High School Musical is a Disney Channel original movie, but that doesn’t mean that the characters can’t be annoying. Take Troy Bolton, for example, the stereotypical jock who is just now finding out that he has a weird love for theater and singing. Not a problem, except that he mopes around thinking it is the biggest decision of his young life.
News flash, kid — a lot more difficult decisions are heading your way, come adulthood! Oh, and singing out your problems won’t really come in handy. We know it’s a musical, but the basketball team literally breaks out into song in the middle of a championship game.
Syndrome Acts Like He’s A Spoiled Kid
The Incredibles character Syndrome is annoying for a few reasons. The biggest reason being that he acts as if someone told him that his puppy ran away, and he’ll never again see his best friend. We’re sorry, but Mr. Incredible didn’t want your help when you were a child! Did you ever think that he was actually protecting you because you were the size of his thigh and had no powers?
Nope, probably not, because this villain decides to make an evil plot throughout the rest of his life to destroy the Supers, launch a missile, and then save the city from total destruction. Great plan. Not.
Princess Snow White Is A Horribly Annoying Stereotype
Snow White might be THE princess from Disney’s Golden Era of movies, but she was completely useless. Not only does she not stand and fight off her evil stepmother, but she also runs through the woods, stumbles upon a cottage, and what does she do? She summons woodland animals to help her clean.
Snow, way to be an annoyingly horrible stereotype for women everywhere. Take a page out of Moana’s book and save yourself next time. You don’t need a prince to come along! Note: you don’t even know his name and vice versa! He heard you singing and BOOM, love. Excuse us while we loudly eye roll.
Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp Version)
No, we’re not talking about Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka, who somehow manages to be both creepy and heartwarming at the same time. We’re talking about Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka, who was just a bit too strange for audiences to handle.
Depp did his best with the role, but it came at a time he was becoming more eccentric as an actor with his performances. At least he always has Captain Jack Sparrow to fall back on!
Princess Atta (Bug’s Life)
Without Princess Atta, there would have been a lot less conflict in A Bug’s Life. That also means without her meddling with the grasshopper and inspiring them to increase the amount of food they want, there wouldn’t even be a movie.
So as annoying as this misguided ant might be, she is also necessary in the story. The last thing we want is to have A Bug’s Life not exist. That doesn’t mean we have to like her character, though!
Ron Weasley Was Kinda Whiny
Reading the Harry Potter books, it’s clear the Ron Weasley is essential to the story. Watching him in the movies, however, shows just how whiny the character can be. With less time to tell the story, his personality needs to be exaggerated in the movie, and it doesn’t always work in Ron’s favor.
Also, aren’t we all still just a little mad that Hermione ends up with Ron in the end? Even J.K. Rowling has said that if she wrote the books today Harry and Hermione would have ended up together.
Ruby Rhod Needed A Redo
Today, The 5th Element is fondly remembered as an over-the-top science-fiction comedy that gave us Bruce Willis saving the world. What not everyone remembers is that one character that never should have been created in the first place — Ruby Rhod.
Played by Chris Tucker before he became a megastar in the Rush Hour franchise, Rhod was grating, with a high-pitched voice and fast way of talking that was more mind-numbing than endearing.